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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Colonel Donald Blakeslee - appointed Commanding Officer of the 4th Fighter Group on 1 January 1944 - in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang. Handwritten on slide:"Blakeslee USAF"

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Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

People

  • Donald Blakeslee

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot, Commanding Officer
    Don Blakeslee was born on 11 September 1917 in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. As a boy, he became captivated with planes while watching the Cleveland National Air Races held only 30 miles away from his home at 529 7th St, Fairport Harbor, Ohio. In 1938,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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